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Museum Folkwang

Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Südviertel)
+49 201 8845 444
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Ranked #1 of 38 Attractions in Essen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited the Inspiration Japan exhibition with works of Van Gogh, Monet and Gaugain. The museum offers a great diversity of contemporary and recent (till 1850) art works. However the photo exhibition on the existence/start of life, Deposit, by Yann Mingard was even better. The museum building is excellent and offers nice opportunities for visiting a modern style building combined with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The very gourgeous museum I like. Now you can visit the unique exhibition of japanese influence which is soooo fantastic. The exhibition which you can visit all time is very famouse too, especially in Moskow. This is a dreem comming true to visit this museum!

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Hamminkeln, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very nice exhibtion, lots of well known paintings put in a whole new context! We have visited the museum several times and all the temporary exhibitions were worth it. It is also very interesting to take the time and walk through the permanent exhibition...even though that might be a little too much at a time after taking in the... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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13 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It is still available - worth to see - up to January 2015. Museum is impressive and well organize, restaurant is very expensive.

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Detmold, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We saw the Monet, Gauguin, van Gogh exhibition and it was great. Big rooms, plenty of light and lounges to sit on. The only criticism would be the staff were a bit grumpy and not enough seating in the cafe.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This amazing exhibit is a collection of impressionist art ( from museums worldwide) presented next to the Japanese works that influenced or inspired it. The Japanese woodblock prints are spectacular especially in comparison or contrast to the impressionist paintings. A very creative and insightful exhibit. The exhibit runs until January 18, 2015. It is worth a trip to Essen to... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was a nice visit The place is well maintained and arranged Very educational The bookstores and online library are something i loved

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I really liked the small enclosed spaces used for sculptures that were surrounded by the building. The exhibits were well curated. One on advertising was very interesting. The museum is small though. Great gift shop with a number of books in English. There is a very nice pedestrian bridge serving the park across the street and the neighborhood behind the... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I visited with 2 teenagers and could keep them interested for 1 1/2 hours. The pre-1960 partof modern aert is very good, and includes some nice works by American abstract expressionists. The collection of contemporary art is more modest.

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Essen, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Brand new, well designed museum: lots of light, Bauhaus- type style. Quite a good permanent collection, often combined with major temporary exhibitions. A "must visit" in Essen.

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